View Full Version : Island II (coloured)

05-09-2001, 12:09 AM
Heres a drawing of mine that I scaned then using Bryce and photoshop coloured it up
Comments welcome



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[This message has been edited by MarkL (edited May 09, 2001).]

05-09-2001, 01:32 PM
I would agree that in this, the computer bg does nothing for the whole. The rocks are so brilliantly done that the other stuff just brings that part of it way down. Something I would consider is to hand draw a background to be scanned and possibly altered. Try using the computer more as a tool and don't think so much about creating in the "digital medium"--hand drawings really don't belong there: they belong on paper, no?
And stay away from photoshop clouds--they're a bit too easy http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif. EricO

oh, and why no color on the rocks?

[This message has been edited by erico (edited May 09, 2001).]

05-09-2001, 11:17 PM
Thanks for your comments, I had a quick play with the black suggestion not to bad
I think it does look better than the blue


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05-10-2001, 12:26 AM
I really like the rocks. I really like them. I like them so much that I think the computer generated elements don't help them out. This is one of my favorite areas, trying to integrate hand created art (either digital or natural) and CG.

Your picture is a great example of the challenges involved: Consistency of integrated elements.

The color vs BW is one thing, but also the really neat, non CG nature of the rock forms gets lost with the fractal sky and planet.

One of the problems I have in making these kinds of assemblages is that the CG elements contain TOO MUCH detail and the hand elements TOO LITTLE. You might try stepping down the info content of the CG stuff by going to BW, posterizing, or focus.

Personally, I think you should you should just ink the background jet black and put in a few stars. The pen (?) work on the rocks is lovely, and the flat-perspective of the island so appealing that it is what makes the picture interesting. I'd love see who lives there!!

"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

05-10-2001, 03:36 AM
Oh.. I like that much better http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

It really brings it more to "life" imho.

Rahat Ayub
05-10-2001, 02:21 PM

I loved your digital play. But I dont know why the first picture was looking better. I could not accept redundant white at the bottom the picture. IMHO At least cut the 10% bottom side. And replace the white with darker color.

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